Esteco academy launches 2016 Design Competition

Esteco Academy has launched its 2016 Design Competition in collaboration withAprilia Racing and Gamma Technologies.

The new engineering competition will see students who are passionate about racing motorcycles test their skills in engineering analysis and simulation to design the perfect race engine. The winning team will get job experience with the APRILIA Racing team, which has already won 54 world titles during its history.

Enrico Nobile, scientific advisor at Esteco and professor of thermal fluids at the University of Trieste explained that this competition represents a ‘great opportunity for students that are stepping into the working world. Competing teams will benefit from a hands-on experience and learn how to balance the use of cutting edge software technology with their engineering skills, in the quest for the optimal design.’

Esteco Academy aims increase  STEM education, providing students around the world with new, practical competencies and state-of-the-art technology used by industrial professionals to design the most innovative and complex products. The Esteco academy membership program provides access to software, dedicated online and offline training sessions and materials, certification exams and complementary seminars and events.

Esteco, Aprilia Racing and Gamma Technologies are inviting teams of undergraduate and graduate students attending the Faculties of - including but not limited to – Engineering in universities around the world, to submit their design project for a new, powerful and low fuel consumption engine.

The competition asks teams to design a four-stroke single cylinder engine through multidisciplinary optimisation, using principles of engineering to find the highest improvement in the engine performance, respecting the constraints and starting from the baseline configuration provided.

The submitted work should be innovative and demonstrate the use of the modeFRONTIER optimisation platform and Gamma Technologies simulation solution; the judges will make their decision based on the creativity of designs and improvements in engine performance, fuel usage and sustainability.

The final date for team registration is the end November 2016 with the prizes being awarded in June 2017. More information about the competition can be found on the company’s website.

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